Sep 12, 2008
Impressive and free antivirus and antispyware package
Platform: Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Mac OS X, Linux, Windows XP Server, Windows Vista
Manufacturer: Open Source Matters
Verdict: A great antivirus and antispyware program at no cost
Web host with PHP and MySQL
Joomla is an impressive
management system that can be used for a solo effort website, or for
websites with an active community of contributers.
Please note, version 1.5.6 is a
important security update as it fixes a flaw that could lead to the
administrator password being reset. It is strongly recommended to install the
patch to all Joomla 1.5 installations.
are available here.
Joomla works best on webhosts running Linux, although Windows-based hosts
will work without problems. It requires a database to work, so be sure to check
with budget hosting plans as they do not always include this.
Installation is simple. Upload the files to the webhost (an
program such as
makes this even simpler) and then open the installation wizard in an internet
There are only a few questions to answer and then the website is ready to go.
It is possible to set the permissions for the different users, so a user may
be able to write an article but not publish it to leave control of the site in
the hands of the owner.
There is no need for anyone to learn HTML as Joomla comes with an editor that
looks like a word processor.
The community is also very active in creating
for Joomla to add extra features such as shopping carts or search engine
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